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December 8th Proclaimed Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Day at 24th Annual Holiday at the POPS


For La Porte County, December 8th will forever be changed. At the 24th annual Holiday at the POPS, Mayor Mark Krentz proclaimed December 8, 2018 as Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Day in honor of all that the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) does to promote the health and wellbeing of the community.

“It is an honor for me to show this level of respect and appreciation for the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte,” Krentz said as he presented the award to Maria Fruth, President and CEO of HFL.

2018holidaypops2The award highlighted the significant contributions that the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte has offered and continues to offer its citizens. Citing the outstanding examples of The Scholarship Program, The Mammogram...

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Movie Review: Green Book is A Must See

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Overview

1962 was a time of great divide in our countries history. Racism was still very existent and because of that, many areas in the country were not safe for people of color. Green Book is a true story based on two men from completely different racial backgrounds that suddenly have their lives intertwined during this time. Italian Nightclub Bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) becomes unemployed and must find a way to support his family and pay the bills. At this same time, an African-American classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), is looking for an experienced driver and body guard to guide him through the Deep South. Lip is tasked with the job of making sure that Shirley gets to every stop on his tour safe and sound, using a 'Green Book' in order to find Shirley hotels where...

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Zao Island's Greenhouse Welcomes The MegaBeatles to Raise Funds for Boys & Girls Club

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On Saturday, Beatles fans from across the Region gathered under the stars in Zao Island’s newest venue, the Greenhouse. They enjoyed a performance by one of our region’s premiere supergroups - the MegaBeatles, a Beatles tribute band composed of members from the CrawPuppies, the Chris and Lou Band, and Ed Reinhold.

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Come Together for MegaBeatles at the GreenHouse at Zao Island

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Hey Jude! Just because the weather’s turning a little nippier doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to music festival fun! In fact, this Saturday, you can experience all the enchantment of an outdoor concert while staying warm and dry indoors. Come Together at the GreenHouse at Zao Island for one of the most singular concert experiences of the season.

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First Man Gives Viewers a Journey Through History

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The true story about Astronaut Neil Armstrong. The man who overcame odds and the tragedies of his life to become the first man to ever step foot on the Moon.

First Man is rated PG-13 for some thematic content involving peril and brief strong language.

Rating: 8/10

What Worked:

Director Damien Chazelle practically hit on all cylinders with the release of the early fall hit, First Man. One thing apparent early on in the movie is the interesting cinematography Chazelle chose to depict not only intense space flight, but also the 60’s era. The film is primarily filmed by hand with a lot of shaky cam scenes. This fit the rugged nature of the movie. I also enjoyed the first-person camera angles throughout. When dealing with something as intense as flying in a rocket ship to the moon, this...

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Venom Movie Brings a Twist to the Typical Sci-Fi

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Reporter Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, has a solid reporting job and a stable relationship with his fiancé Anne, played by Michelle Williams. However, right when it seems life is going well, Eddie runs into issues that cost him the things that are most dear to any man. Just when his life could not get any lower, Eddie catches the eye of a different admirer. A living organism from space called a “Symbiote” has crash landed on Earth, and it chooses Eddie as its perfect host. With this new strength, will Eddie Brock choose to use these powers for good? Bad? Or maybe a bit of both?

Venom is Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and some language.

Rating: 6/10

What Worked:

Story aside, Venom sports some absolutely beautiful cinematography from beginning to...

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City of Hammond and The PAV Welcome Steve Miller Band to a Night of Music, Food, and Community Fun

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The Pavilion at Wolf Lake (PAV) welcomed Steve Miller Band for a beautiful Saturday night of live music featuring opening performances by Jamrose and Davy Knowles. With three tiers of admission, food vendors serving up summertime favorites like sweet corn and elephant ears, and bars in each section pouring domestic drafts and craft brews, the venue offered something for everyone, starting with the sunset over Wolf Lake and ending with Steve Miller Band.

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A Scary Good Time: Here Come the Mummies to Perform at Blue Chip October 5, 2018

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Here Come the Mummies, an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000 year-old Egyptian mummies, comes to Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Indiana on Friday, October 5 at 8 pm in the Stardust Event Center.

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Local Country Artist Jerica Paliga Announces Upcoming Concert Dates


Jerica-Paliga-2018Jerica Paliga is a strong up and coming pop/country artist from Chesterton Indiana. A lot has happened for her over the past 2 years.

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Blue Chip Casino Welcomes Creedence Clearwater Revisited to the Stardust Event Center!

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From “Proud Mary,” to “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival has a raw, familiar sound that resonates with fans around the world. In 1995, original rockers Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford established Creedence Clearwater Revisited to keep the flame burning on this iconic music. Before the band hits the Stardust Event Center stage at Blue Chip Casino on July 14th, we spoke with the bassist, original band member, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Stu Cook.

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First Merchants Bank Brings Community Together Through Music at 2018 Munster Summer Concert Series

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Live music has a way of bringing people together. First Merchants Bank knows that uniting the community is important for the individual, society, and its business, recognizing that it all begins and ends with people. With this in mind, they have proudly sponsored the 2018 Munster Summer Concert Series at Heritage Park to achieve this mission and fulfill their values, all while giving back to the community it serves.

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